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Well-RED: Arlene Biala
June 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0$2
Doors open at 6:30pm and performance begins at 7:00pm.
Affordable wine, beer and soda.
Admission: $2 Suggested Donation; No one turned away.
We have the great pleasure of presenting the release of spring mother tongue, edited by Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Arlene Biala. Copies of the anthology will be available. This will be a full night of readings by authors including:
America Cihuapilli Irineo
Darrell Dela Cruz
Larry Taylor Hollist
Anthony Santa Ana
FROM spring mother tongue:
In these pages you will find us. The stories behind our names, the origins, hopes, expectations, and honor songs. We call Santa Clara County “home” even if we consider ourselves far away from our true homeland or drifting between homelands. You will find us in varying ages, spaces, beliefs, ethnicities, languages, and colors of music. You will find us in “tú eres mi otro yo”/”you are my other me” and we can recognize each other.
You may recognize yourself in us. You may recall your own name(s) and stories around it/them and be moved to use your own poetic voice. I hope that you do.
In my time as the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, I’ve been honored to share space with fierce, beautiful poets of our community. In this collection are twenty-three of our local poets who have come to talk story with you. I thank them for creating space to help us be better. I thank you for sharing the space with us.
In Community Spirit and Poetry,
Arlene Angeles Biala
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate